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First picture of Chelsea ace Kenedy in Newcastle for medical as Magpies make transfer breakthrough

Kenedy arriving at Newcastle central Station last night.
Kenedy arriving at Newcastle central Station last night.
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Kenedy is set to complete a loan move to Newcastle United today.

The Chelsea winger arrived on Tyneside last night.

Kenedy was photographed leaving Newcastle Central Station after travelling from London by train.

And the 21-year-old’s move will be confirmed once he completes a medical.

Newcastle failed to sign Kenedy on loan last summer.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte blocked the proposed move after failing to sign a left-sided player.

However, Conte has allowed the the Brazilian to sign for United on a half-season loan now left-back Emerson Palmieri has agreed a four-year deal with the Premier League champions.

Palmieri and Edin Dzeko are set to sign for Chelsea from Roma in a £50million double deal.

Kenedy – who had a loan at Watford last season – is also able to play at left-back.

Newcastle face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a fourth-round FA Cup tie.

United manager Benitez is also looking to sign a striker in this month’s transfer window.

Liverpool’s Danny Ings and Leicester City’s Islam Slimani are two potential loan targets, while Sevilla's Kevin Gameiro has also been linked. Benitez also wants a goalkeeper.